Island Events: Apr. 24, 2014
TODAY, APRIL 24
DRINKS, FOOD, MUSIC AT NEW LIQUID CHEF SERIES
Makena Beach & Golf Resort will make a splash at 6:30 tonight with its new Liquid Chef Series, an event to enjoy samples of hand-crafted cocktails, appetizer pairings, music and more. Cost is $60 for adults 21 and older. For information, see Dining.
JIMMIE VAUGHAN , BAND WILL LIGHT UP THE MACC
Catch a night of wailin’ guitar sounds featuring one of the most respected guitarists in the world. Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band, featuring Lou Ann Barton, will light up Castle Theater at 7:30 tonight. The show includes acoustic duo, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, and acoustic solo, Chris Duarte. A dance floor will be open. Tickets are $45, $50 and $60, plus applicable fees; call 242-7469 or visit “http://www.mauiarts.org”>www.mauiarts.org.
‘GOD OF CARNAGE’ SET TO OPEN AT KIHEI’S PROARTS
Yasmina Reza’s 2009 Tony Award-winning adult comedy-drama, “God of Carnage,” will take the stage at 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through May 11 at ProArts Playhouse in Kihei. The isle production is directed by Jonathan Lehman and stars Kisha Milling, Jennifer Rose, William Makozak and Don Carlson. Tickets are $22, with kamaaina discounts available for Hawaii residents. Show contains adult language. Call 463-6550. See Backstage for details.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
MELE PONO, DAT GUYZ PLAY AT FOURTH FRIDAY
The south shore will swell with local entertainment, food, activities and vendors during Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center – Mauka. Mele Pono and Dat Guyz will perform, and comedian Chino LaForge will emcee. Entry is free. For more information on lineup and offerings, visit www.kiheifridays.com.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS JUMP INTO NEARBY GYM
Basketball fans won’t want to miss a unique, family event with the famed Harlem Globetrotters, as the stars return to Hawaii for their 2014 Fans Rule World Tour. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 at War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. A Magic Pass preshow from 5 to 5:30 p.m. allows families to spend court time with the Globetrotters; shooting, ball tricks, autographs and more included. Tickets are $30 general admission and $65 VIP; Magic Pass requirements online. For details, visit www.mauiarts.org.
‘DANCE SHOWCASE’ TO TAKE SEABURY STAGE
Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents the 25th annual “Dance Showcase,” which kicks off tonight at 7 and continues at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through May 4 at A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center in Makawao. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors and $5 students. Call 573-1257 or visit seaburyhall.org. See Backstage for details.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
FREE ITEMS FOR KEIKI AT USED BOOK SALE
Knowledge is the gift that will keep giving: Visit a used book sale to benefit Maui County public libraries from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Whole Foods Market, Maui in Kahului. The Used Book Sidewalk Sale will offer a large variety of donated fiction and nonfiction books, along with magazines and other print items, DVDs, CDs and more from Maui Friends of the Library three isle bookstores. Each child at the event will take home a free children’s book from a selection, while supplies last. See www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
MUSIC, KENDAMA, MORE AT DA KIDNEY DA KINE
Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats will kick off festivities for the 9th annual Da Kidney Da Kine Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The local band, along with Lahaina’s Maui Jam Band and DJ Ron, will also host a Keiki Kendama toy presentation, which is open to public participation. Organized by the Maui Office of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, the free, public awarness event will offer medical presentations, screenings and consultations. For details, call (808) 986-1900.
‘A BROADWAY CENTURY’ HIGHLIGHTS FAVORITES
Take a trip through the rich history of Broadway with Maui Choral Arts’ “A Broadway Century” accompanied by Lotus Dancer and Beth Fobbe-Wills. Gary Shin-Leavitt and a chorus of more than 75 singers will perform exerpts from more than 50 of your favorite musicals. Two shows will be offered: 5 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at McCoy Studio Theater. See Backstage.
‘MR. TAMBORINE MAN’ TO PLAY LIVE AT MACC
Rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary Bob Dylan will peform with his tour band at 7:30 tonight at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $59 to $125. For story and details, see Maui Beat.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
ERIC GILLIOM, MARTY DREAD AT EARTH DAY
Mother Nature will make things fun at the 17th annual Maui Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Keopuolani Park Amphitheater in Wailuku. Two stages of live music, informational booths, a silent auction and food will be offered. Entry is $7 for adults; children are free. Lineup features Eric Gilliom; Marty Dread; Crazy Fingers; Joe Marshalla Band; and Shiner & Friends, among others. Vendors will offer eco-friendly products; a “healing zone” will include massage therapists, intuitive healers and body workers; environmental and social awareness booths will be set up; a farmers market will be held; and a Keiki Zone will provide a petting zoo, horseback riding, music and games. Email email@example.com.